6 baskets. 1 dunk. 9 turnovers. 2 losses.
It’s not all his fault. He’s getting better. Yeah, I go hard on Dwight, but my criticism is grounded in his vast potential. This is not about creating a sensational headline. After all, I am the son of a Marine and because of experience, see things a little more hardcore than most.
Dwight is home. He’ll get it back tonight. He seems to step up when the heat from the press is on.
Rashard Lewis and everyone else has to get in there and give the young fella help. This point guard bs has to be resolved right now. The Magic have to play with confidence instead of being so tentative in the half court. There offense seems a little predictable as well.
I’ve said it before, but there’s just no way the Lakers are this good in the defensive interior. Maybe Patrick was right when he said Dwight is getting beat the hell up inside. Why isn’t the same thing happening on the other end?
I also still don’t understand why the Magic didn’t have Dwight sit on the low block and just throw the ball up so only he could get it on the last play. Everyone and their Mom would have saw the foul if one was committed. Instead, they trusted a rookie who hasn’t played his best in these Finals.
But it’s over for that. Time for Game 3.
The Magic have to play a lot more fluid. They have to play with a mad sense of urgency. Get ‘em off your big man and get out on the break.
Defensively they have to man up and understand the challenge before them. I’d still double Kobe every chance I got and live and die with his teammates taking shots.
They also have to take one game at a time until they win all three at home. They can’t lose any of these three if they expect to win the championship but their mindset has to be focused on getting this first one.
I think SVG is making it harder than it actually is. Another thing. How the hell are you gonna call a man super when you wanna see him in tights every chance you get? He’s not soft and a man as big as him shouldn’t have to tip toe around the lane while his defensive counterparts are allowed to push and grab and poke and prod.
The NBA has to let big men play. Why is there more attention given inside? Just because they let players bang doesn’t mean a fight is gonna break out. Quit playin’. Why are floppers allowed to get the upper hand over superior talent?
I’m not understanding how Dwight gets 6 baskets in two games on 16 attempts. Something is just not right with that stat line.
Kobe’s gonna get off tonight. No way he has as many turnovers. Gasol and Odom also seem to be locked in. Hedo Turkoglu has to get his stroke back and join in on the party…which I see happening. Expect the Lakers to focus a lot of attention on Rashard Lewis so Orlando point guards should get off.
Yes, Phil Jackson is one of the best of all time, but the Magic are making it easy on the Lakers. Too many turnovers and too many alligator arm jumpers. Tonight things change and the Magic get back on track.
I expect a Dwight Howard breakout…around 30/20 in a Magic 116-100 win.
Who ya got?